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Schwannoma of the cauda equina region of spinal cord in a 30 y/o male. The tumor is multinodular and appears encapsulated. Serial sectioning showed foci of hemorrhage and cystic change (see next image). Secondary changes are more likely to be seen in the larger deep-seated tumors arising in the retroperitoneum or posterior mediastinum. Courtesy of: Dr. Luciano de Souza Queiroz, Dept. of Pathology, Faculty of Medical Sciences, State University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Campinas, São Paulo State, BRAZIL. Additional images are here.

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